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Happy February!

Love is in the air, and so is our preparation for our annual events.  We are so excited to provide some sneak peeks into what is in store for 2022.  Check out below for more information on our fall special events, our education and support opportunities, and up next – Take Steps!

We are excited to announce that on behalf of the Nina and Dan Veneklase Charitable Foundation, all Take Steps donations from 2/14 to 2/28 will be matched up to $25,000!  See information below.  A generous donation from some of our top supporters!

And finally, I hope you will join me in welcoming Todd Piersol as our new Chapter Board President.  He has a big vision for his term – and I look forward to sharing our results as they occur.

There’s plenty more below!  Let us know if you have questions or would like additional information.  See you next month!


WELCOME NEW CHAPTER BOARD PRESIDENT

We are excited to introduce the Michigan Chapter’s new Board President, Todd Piersol.  Todd has been instrumental in the success of the local Chapter, and we are looking forward to working with him for the next three years.

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JOIN THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FOR A FUN NIGHT OF FOWLING
 
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Join the Young Professionals for a night of fun and networking on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck, MI. For more details and to reserve your spot email crohnscolitisdetroityp@gmail.com.

 


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Are you registered for Take Steps yet? If not, you should be!

On Monday, Feb. 14th we are kicking off a match, generously donated on behalf of the Nina and Dan Veneklase Charitable Foundation. All team and participant donations made to Take Steps Southeast & West Michigan events will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000 through Feb. 28th*. This special opportunity, unique for our Michigan Chapter Take Steps events, means the impact of your fundraising goes twice as far. If you haven’t started your fundraising efforts or if you have friends and family who usually donate to your team, now is the perfect time to reach out and let everyone know about this great opportunity to double your impact on IBD.

Southeast Michigan Take Steps is Saturday, June 11, 2022: www.cctakesteps.org/southeastmichigan2022

West Michigan Take Steps is Saturday, June 25, 2022: www.cctakesteps.org/westmichigan2022

For more information contact Sarah Arminiak at 646-306-1970 or via email at sarminiak@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

*Please note that the match does not count towards your personal or team fundraising goal. These dollars will be allocated directly towards the Michigan Chapter.

Thank you to our sponsors

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45th ANNUAL EVENING OF HOPE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

“There’s No Place Like Hope” at our 45th Annual Evening of Hope on October 1, 2022 at MotorCity Casino Hotel and we couldn’t be more excited! Follow the yellow brick road to an unforgettable and fun-filled evening while making a huge impact on our mission of finding a cure for the 3.1 million people living with IBD. Visit our website to learn more: https://one.bidpal.net/hopeforibd2022/welcome

Check out last year’s incredibly successful Evening of Hope “The Great Gutsby” gala, which raised an astonishing $315,000 towards a cure in this video produced by MODI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ-RzreIVC8.

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 For tickets or more information contact Laura Marschner at lmarschner@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or 248-737-0900 ext. 4


 THIRD PARTY EVENTS

Thank you to Cassie Sobelton, former Board Member, for her donation to the Michigan Chapter. Cassie is the founder of Wellness Collection and recently hosted a launch party where proceeds were donated to the Chapter. Thank you Cassie!

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HARVEST & HOPS 

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Harvest & Hops is set to take place at The Goei Center once again on Friday, October 21st. Mark the date on your calendars if you haven’t already!


NATIONAL COUNCIL OF COLLEGIATE LEADERS (NCCL) WELCOMES TWO MICHIGAN MEMBERS!

It is with great pride that we announce that two residents of Michigan have joined the NCCL for the 2022 calendar year, Carter Cojei and Nathan Marohn.  You can read more about these fantastic young men by visiting the website - https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/campus-connection/nccl-member-profiles

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IBD CLINICAL TRIALS

Do you know a patient who may be interested in a clinical trial for IBD? Help us spread the word about our Clinical Trials Community! The community has a variety of resources for patients who are considering a trial but don’t know where to start. Patients and caregivers can learn what a clinical trial is, how it works, and what to expect. They can search for clinical trials in their area. Let’s encourage patients to sign up for clinical trials news and updates from the community. Here is a study that has been recently added.

https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/quasar-a-study-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-study-medicine-adults-with-ulcerative-colitis

 

 BE PART OF OUR VOLUNTEER FAMILY!

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Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and are the keys to helping us achieve success in our mission.  Whether it’s raising funds, serving on our Board or a committee, or helping out at an event, each volunteer plays a pivotal role.  We have many opportunities to engage and be involved. Check out videos on our website to hear some testimonies from our Volunteers and learn how you can #joinMIIBD. 


 FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION 

We are very grateful for our Friends of the Foundation partners and all they do to support our mission! 

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Mission
Our Mission

To cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.